Make America Great
Red Run Golf Course, Royal Oak Michigan
Support your local fireworks displays. Many smaller communities, such as Royal Oak, have excellent fireworks displays, as the video below shows.
Honor Thy Temple
Advertising with their super models and airbrushing skills are bombarding us with unrealistic images. We really need to start demanding they use real people and untouched images in advertising or start avoiding those products. If you think like the above, than you may appreciate the following.
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
How many of us would be extraordinary, if we could just get started.
Getting Along with Others
I know it is practically impossible to not gossip but at least don’t spread malicious gossip.
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
Many people talk themselves out of opportunities that could make their lives extraordinary.
The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary
George Washington’s Rules of Civility
& Decent Behavior
After reading this little book, when you listen to the discourse in this country; you will immediately realize how far we have fallen from Washington’s day in being civil to one another.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
For some of you, this film will bring back memories and others of you may find the film irrelevant. It takes place in a time that no longer exists. Some will find that sad; but others will find the door to opportunity has never been opened wider.
American Graffiti is an American coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed and co-written by George Lucas starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Wolfman Jack & Suzanne Somers.
Set in Modesto, California in 1962, the film is a study of the cruising and rock and roll cultures popular among the post–World War II baby boom generation. The film is told in a series of vignettes, telling the story of a group of teenagers and their adventures over a single evening.
LAST WEEK’S POLL – Brexit
What you thought about the results of the Brexit vote results:
48% – Bad
28% – Indifferent
24% – Good
THIS WEEK POLL – USA
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
by Don McLean
I recall when this song came out, many of us were trying to figure out what the lyrics meant. Later, Don McLean answered our question. He said the song meant that he would never have to work again.
ART OF THE WEEK
Statute of Liberty
I always found the Statute of Liberty best viewed on a windy day.
Marquis de Lafayette
Marquis de Lafayette (6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834), in the U.S. often known simply as Lafayette, was a French military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War. A close friend of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson, Lafayette was also key figure in the French Revolution of 1789.
He became convinced that the American cause in its revolutionary war was noble, and travelled to the New World seeking glory in it. There, he was made a major-general, though initially the 19-year-old was not given troops to command.
Wounded during the Battle of Brandywine, he still managed to organize an orderly retreat. He served with distinction in the Battle of Rhode Island. In the middle of the war, he returned home to lobby for an increase in French support. He again sailed to America in 1780, and was given senior positions in the Continental Army. In 1781, troops in Virginia under his command blocked forces led by Cornwallis until other American and French forces could position themselves for the decisive Siege of Yorktown.
Lafayette died on 20 May 1834, and is buried in Picpus Cemetery in Paris, under soil from Bunker Hill. (More information is available on Wikipedia about this extraordinary individual)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
McDonald’s has asked me to inform you ladies to please stop throwing your fries on their floor.
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